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tricia u.
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Hiking

Great early spring wildflower hike, fantastic views, isolated & peaceful. Share the trail with an occasional hiker or cow, bunnies & BIG rattlesnake. Eyes wide open on this one, you won’t want to miss any part of it!

Vera Müller
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HikingGreat!
Giridhar Raman
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HikingNo shade

Took the clockwise direction, contrary to the map. It was a great hike, little tough, but good. Sections are shady, but mostly no shade. Good hike and amazing views of San Jose from the peak. Highly recommend .

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Tim Musgrove
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Hiking

Actually had a fair amount of shade. All the good views are on the Dutch Flat portion. It was not too hot, and a nice breeze, in early June. Can see the whole Silicon Valley, to part of the Bay, and the other side to Mt Hamilton, this from the standing in the same spot.

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Matthew Mikhail
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HikingNo shade

No cows...

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David Lake
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HikingNo shade

Nice trail. Wide paths for most part. Parking is limited by the entrance (only like 12-15 spaces.) We had to park over by the main park and walk over which added about an extra 1/2 mile. There is not a lot of shade, so take this trail on a cooler day or on an overcast day. There is a nice bench 1/2 way through the loop to rest and relax at. Doggie friendly too.

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Anna Green
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Hiking

Spring is the perfect time of year for this park. Lots of wildflowers and it’s not too hot yet. I did this hike counterclockwise and in the last mile my dog almost got bitten by a rattlesnake on the side of the trail, so beware of them!

Vamsi Pavan R.
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Hiking

a really isolated pleasant hike that a bit tricky to find as the parking lot is across the road from the trailhead. I'm not sure I would classify it as hard. felt moderate in spring. watch out for the cows

Steph Smi
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One word accurately describes this hike: hilly. If you like a lot of ups and downs on your hikes, this one is for you! The nice thing is it’s about 25% shaded, so it’s a reprieve when it gets warm outside in the unshaded parts. I would rate it moderate with one or two slopes being difficult. Parking lot is ok sized with about 10 spots. Didn’t fill up but close to it. Porta potty that’s actually unlocked and usable amidst COVID. Not very busy, which is great for keeping social distance! Dog friendly too, no fee to park.

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Ramsey A'Ve
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Hiking

Solid spot for hiking limited parking. Lots of sunny spots so wear sunscreen and download the map because service is limited. 4/23/20

Mike Ambrose
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Hiking

parking lot closed for Covid, easy to hike to trailhead.

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Ilog P.
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Great hike with amazing views in perfect weather.

Nicole Buchheit
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HikingNo shade

This trail was definitely more intermediate level. The first 3.5 miles was all up hill. There’s not really any shade. Watch out for the beards of cows and I was always dodging the cow pies. But it was a great hike, beautiful views, and a great workout!

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Jazmin Schwab
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Hiking

This trail is very exposed but offers really pretty views in the beginning and in the end. There is not a lot of elevation gain but it is very long so bring snacks and lots of water!

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Kristina Navarro
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HikingMuddy
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Bình Lê
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HikingNo shade
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Maheen Shaf
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HikingFee

Beautiful trail with good amounts of shade (maybe half) and both views of valley and mountains on one side and a few moments overlooking San Jose on the other. I hiked this clockwise, contrary to the map. I liked the steepness on the way up with a more gradual descent. There's a park entrance fee, credit cards accepted, though when I hiked this during the COVID-19 Shelter in Place (County parks still open), the fee was being waived.

Tina Nguyen
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Hiking

It is good workout, a lot of up and a lot of down I love this trail a lot Breathtaking view. Will come back soon

katrina cappello
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HikingMuddy
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Jayne Hesley
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Horseback riding

I did Los Huecos to Halls Valley loop counterclockwise but didn’t see that route listed. Although the views are stunning, the hills are straight up, one after another and nearly killed my quarter horse and me when I got off to walk/climb. Maybe good for getting your endurance horse in shape. Not a lot of shade, mainly pasture hillside. This is the Trail with the sign “Steep downhill Control your Speed” if you are biking down it. Much preferred Halls Valley Trail with more trees, creek, more gradual hills.

Jayne Hesley
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Horseback riding

Quite a bit of shade. Hilly but not too steep. I like doing the loop clockwise on foot but counterclockwise on horseback because Brush Trail seems more gradually sloping.

Michael Weber
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HikingNo shadeOff trail
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huda al-mashhadany
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HikingNo shade

This trail was good until you pass by cows they were very mean and charge at you. I was supper scared because they are large cows and they were not slow either I do not recommend this trail unless you have a dog with you to heard them cows away from you

Kurt P
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Hiking

Rained just two days prior but trail was in good shape. Very cold wind and nothing to stop it at the peak. Dress in layers and bring gloves. Great views of San Jose and the South Bay. While you’re near the Lick Observatory, take an hour and go check it out.

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Ron Gasparinetti
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HikingBugsNo shade

This combo of trails takes you throughout the park. There are some beautiful views of the surrounding hills, the observatory, and all of San Jose. Fires were burning up north but I was above the smoke line on a crystal clear sunny day. You truly feel isolated and away from everything. No houses and no power lines to obstruct the views. There are a few steep ascents/descents but they are short and wouldn’t be a problem if there were only a few - but there’s a lot of them. I got a good workout! I will do this one again after the rains. It will be quite majestic when everything is green and blooming. Be sure to take the antler point spur for an amazing view of San Jose!

uziel mendoza
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Hiking

This was a really good trail. I started out in the morning around 9am. It was warm day. Make sure to take plenty of water. In the beginning is mostly climbing up. But wants you get to the top the views are amazing. Lick observatory is visible when reach the top Yerba buena trail. And the rest of the view is just amazing. The Dissent back is nice, some shade, is like you entered a completely different place, so the sights are enjoyable. You won’t be disappointed I’ll say that.

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Lois Moore
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Hiking

I can’t really tell you about the whole loop because my friend and I went two miles and then turned around and went back. We were supposed to do the McCreery Lake trail, but it was closed due to flooding, so we did Los Huecos instead. What I CAN tell you is if you start at the parking lot and go clockwise, the trail will be all uphill for two miles after the lake. Oh, and the wildflowers were beautiful in April.

Thibault Pelloux-Gervais
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HikingMuddyNo shade
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